(What's a Monthly Singing?)
Harp singers leave their politics and their religious differences at
the door. They gather to sing and fellowship, not debate. The spectrum
of beliefs represented by the Sacred Harp singers of Washington ranges
from atheist to very conservative Protestant and the middle includes
Quakers, Buddhists, Roman Catholics, secular humanists, Lutherans,
Wiccans, Unitarians, and more. It is only coincidence that at the
moment most of our monthly singings are held at Episcopal churches.
|Singing Locations||Description||Book Used|
|Tacoma||SATURDAY BEFORE 1st Sunday
in Tacoma: 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Fort Nisqually in Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. Some months have two singings due to
the formula: for example the "April 2012" singing will be on March 31,
2012. Denson edition singing.|
from I-5, take exit 132 (Hwy 16) to the 6th Ave exit. Go straight thru the 1st intersection at 6th and then take a right at the 2nd light onto Pearl St. Near the end of Pearl Street, follow signs to Fort Nisqually. Map
|Olympia||3rd, 4th & 5th Sundays in
Olympia: Singing from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Evergreen College, College Activities
Building (CAB) to the right of the clock tower as one enters the main
campus, at the back of the 2nd floor (Red Square level). Map.|
2nd Sundays in Olympia: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Traditions CafÈ, corner of 5th and Water St.
Up to date info is at the facebook page for Olympia Sacred Harp. ALWAYS CHECK.
This is a Denson edition singing, mostly, though other shapenote books are occasionally brought out.
||SATURDAY BEFORE 2nd Sundayin
Auburn: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Auburn Adventist Academy Church,
5010 Auburn Way S, (which is the Auburn-Enumclaw Hwy, and this address
is a mile or so past the Muckleshoot Indian Casino towards Enumclaw),
on the outskirts of the city of Auburn. Potluck lunch at one-ish;
mini-tutorials at 2:30;singing from the Cooper Edition.
|Seattle||2nd SUNDAYS in Seattle: at Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N. 78th St (at Greenwood Ave N, parking lot off N 78th), from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Uses the Denson edition of The Sacred Harp. Contact a Seattle Singer with any questions. This is a new location since Dec '09.|
|Spokane||2nd SUNDAYS in Spokane Valley. 1:30- 4:00, at the Good Samaritan Center recreation building, 17121 East 8th Ave in Spokane Valley. Contact Greg Saue before setting out, just in case something has interfered. Denson edition singing.|
|West Seattle||3rd FRIDAYS (note: not the Friday before 3rd Sunday but simply 3rd Friday of each month) in West Seattle: at Kathy Vlach's home, 8609 24th Ave SW, Seattle WA. Come anytime after 5 pm, potluck supper starts at 5:48 pm, singing from the Cooper Edition begins at 7 pm. Bring a potluck dish or money to reimburse the cook if you come for supper. (a no cat household). map to singing site Books will be available for loan or for sale. Contact Kathy Vlach with any questions.|
|Mercer Island||This singing has been discontinued for now. 4th SUNDAYS in Mercer Island: the Emmanuel Episcopal Church campus, corner of SE 44th St & 86th Ave SE, (4400 86th Ave SE) from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. map to Emmanuel Church This is a Denson edition singing. Contact a M.I. Singer with any questions.|
in Ballard: the back area of Hattie's Hat Restaurant at 5231 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Map. This is a Denson edition singing. |
The first 45 minutes are devoted to various topics of instruction in Sacred Harp singing. Join the "Seattle Sacred Harp" google group to get the latest news on this singing and what the topics will be each month.
|Whidbey Island||1st SUNDAYS on Whidbey Island, at the Langley United Methodist Church, 3rd Street and Anthes Ave, Langley 98260, in their Fellowship Hall from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Contact Bruce Rowland (360) 730-1447 or bwrowland -at- earthlink.net To get there from the mainland, either take the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry, or the Port Townsend-Keystone ferry, or take the scenic drive over to Deception Pass and then south. This is a Denson edition singing. The weeknight singings have been changed to this new meeting time.|
|Lopez Island||Not Decided on Lopez Island in the San Juans: is not presently meeting. Location was at the Grace Episcopal Church meeting room in the village. WA Ferries Website|
|Okanogan Valley||Meet irregularly. Call Stephanie Clark (509) 826-1259 or e-mail Karen Stingle with questions and/or to ask them to set up a singing while you're in town.|
|Puyallup||SATURDAY BEFORE 1st Sunday in Puyallup: discontinued at this location. Contact Karen Willard with any questions.|